Open Access

Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit 

Open Access Publication Bursary

Feb 1st – March 1st, 2018


This bursary will provide funding for members of the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) community to have a manuscript published as open access. Three awards, of up to $3,000 CAD each, will contribute towards costs of open access journals or journals which allow for the payment of an article to be made open access. Preference will be given to work that is ready for publication and is patient-oriented. 



Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this award:

  1. Be associated with the MSSU community
    The MSSU community is comprised of individuals from the three Maritime provinces who are engaged in patient-oriented research, in some capacity, either as knowledge producers or knowledge users. These include patient partners/advisors (patients, family members of patients, consumers of health care), researchers or academics, clinician scientists, graduate students or fellows, health system/care practitioners or professionals, and policy makers. 



Online application opens Feb 1st, 2018 and closes at midnight on March 1st, 2018.


Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Research Advisory Committee representing diverse research interests in the Maritimes.


Award Notification

Applicants will be notified of the results by email no later than March 13th, 2018.  

If you are unsure about your eligibility, or have questions about this application, please contact Dolores LeVangie:






First choice for publication:

Second choice for publication:




Please read and respond to the terms and conditions of the MSSU Publication Bursary.

I agree that all information in this application has been completed in full and contains accurate information about open access costs. I agree that I have withheld no information regarding other funding sources supporting the publication of this particular manuscript.

I agree and acknowledge that successful applicants are required to provide proof of publication in order to claim expenses related to open access.

I agree and understand that successful applicants are required to acknowledge the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit for supporting the publication of this manuscript.